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General '''Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton''' Order of the Star of India|KCSI (15 May 1803 – 24 July 1899) was a British general and irrigation engineer. Cotton devoted his life to the construction of irrigation and navigation canals throughout British India. His dream was only partially realized, but he is still honored in parts of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for his efforts. Sir Arthur Cotton museum has been built in his honour in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. The museum holds approximately 100 images and 15 machine tools that Cotton used when constructing the barrage in Andhra Pradesh from 1847 to1852. He entered the Madras Engineers in 1819, and fought in the First Burmese War. He was knighted in 1861. An Evangelism|evangelist, he was the father of Elizabeth Hope.
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